poof

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: po͝of, IPA(key): /pʊf/
  • (US)
    • IPA(key): /puːf/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊf, -uːf
  • Homophones: pouf, pouffe (with certain dialects and/or accents)

Interjection[edit]

poof

  1. Onomatopoeia indicating a cloud of smoke or wind; caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
    Poof, he was gone.

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Noun[edit]

poof (plural poofs or pooves)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory, colloquial) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  2. The product of flatulence, or the sound of breaking wind.

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Verb[edit]

poof (third-person singular simple present poofs, present participle poofing, simple past and past participle poofed)

  1. To vanish or disappear.
    He poofed into thin air.
  2. To break wind; to fart.

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